Stephen of Hungary


St Stephen of Hungary or St Stephen the Great
(975 ca – 1038)

St Stephen of Hungary

St Stephen was born an only son in Esztergom, Hungary. He was the first King of Hungary from 1000 until his death in 1038.

St Stephen was a devout Christian and as King, he promoted the spread of Christianity with sometimes, “severe punishments for ignoring Christian customs!”

St Stephen introduced a system of local administration and established the equivalent of Archdioceses, Dioceses and Monasteries. Hungary enjoyed a lasting period of peace during his reign.

St Stephen’s Feast Day is the 16th August. It is also a public holiday in Hungary.


St Stephen of Hungary:
Pray for us that we will promote peace in our homes, families and communities.

Glory be to the…